Ben Brooks, over at his blog, The Brooks Review, has run a couple articles that have made my day:
These posts follow a new and seemingly suspecting (read: knowing) Windows buyer who has chosen a strange path to say the least: sticking with the PC after a horrible time over the first few days. You will have to read the saga via the above links and I hope there is more to come to be honest because I would love to see Ben’s reaction to more idiocy, but I have one comment.
Now you are saying that price doesn’t matter — all Windows computers crash? If you know that then why did you complain in the first place? Why did you buy Windows? *
*I know why, but I fear she doesn’t. She’s cheap/frugal.
As an IT guy, a Mac guy, and a frugal person all in one, I have a hard time believing that the reason why Ms. Oricchio would buy a Windows machine is due to frugality; don’t give us frugal people a bad name! I believe her motives to be more about naiveté than simply being cheap (especially since she seems to have no intention of taking the computer back). I can be downright stingy some times, but I see the value in the upfront purchase price of a Mac (not to mention the ridiculous resale value). Maybe the sentiment is that I am simply more interested in paying money upfront for a better user experience, which is of more value to me long term.
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard